|Available:||Daily, 24 hours|
|Turnaround:||Routine: 3 hours, STAT: 30 minutes|
|Container:||Blue top tube (3.2% sodium citrate)|
|Temperature:||Transport to lab within 30 minutes of collection.|
|Rejection:||Tube not filled to line, blood clotted, hemolyzed specimen, specimen received more than 2 hours after collection.|
|Uses:||Helpful in establishing the diagnosis of disseminated intravascular coagulation.|
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